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3rd Dec '16 1:34:53 PM TSims
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* The ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' Series gave us power armor and space marines.

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* The ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' Series gave us power armor and space marines. Basically the first MilitaryScienceFiction.
2nd Dec '16 1:49:16 AM wolftickets1969
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* ''Wilderness: A Survival Adventure''(1985) was the first SurvivalSandbox game, over two decades before ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' popularized the genre. It also was one of the first games, if not the first, to feature a [[ProceduralGeneration procedural]] [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels map generator]].
23rd Nov '16 3:32:19 AM Furienna
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Typically, an Ur-Example doubles as the TropeMaker -- but not always, and far less often with [[TheOldestOnesInTheBook ancient tropes]], which often evolved over a long period of time rather than suddenly bursting forth from someone's head, fully formed. When they're distinct, a Trope Maker differs from an Ur-Example in that the latter becomes an example of that trope only in retrospect.

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Typically, an Ur-Example doubles as the TropeMaker -- - but not always, and far less often with [[TheOldestOnesInTheBook ancient tropes]], which often evolved over a long period of time rather than suddenly bursting forth from someone's head, fully formed. When they're distinct, a Trope Maker differs from an Ur-Example in that the latter becomes an example of that trope only in retrospect.
23rd Nov '16 2:02:15 AM Furienna
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For instance, one of the pivotal Trope Makers of the DetectiveStory is Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's collection of Literature/CAugusteDupin stories; before Dupin, there is no story ''genre'' of fictional detectives going about the business of solving crimes. Nevertheless, while you may or may not know Poe's Dupin stories, you've [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples probably encountered]] a certain Danish Prince named Theater/{{Hamlet}}, who not only sets about to ensnare his uncle [[VillainWithGoodPublicity King Claudius]], but even incorporates into his plans a [[MetaFiction play-within-a-play]] he dubs "[[Creator/AgathaChristie The Mousetrap]]." And half a millennium earlier still, "The Tale of the Three Apples" is a proto-DetectiveStory from [[Literature/ArabianNights The Book of One Thousand and One Nights]] -- which makes "The Tale of the Three Apples" the Ur-Example of the DetectiveStory, or at least a possible candidate. However, Theatre/OedipusRex, first performed in 429 B.C., depicts Oedipus investigating the cause of the plague that has struck his realm.

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For instance, one of the pivotal Trope Makers of the DetectiveStory is Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's collection of Literature/CAugusteDupin stories; before Dupin, there is no story ''genre'' of fictional detectives going about the business of solving crimes. Nevertheless, while you may or may not know Poe's Dupin stories, you've [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples probably encountered]] a certain Danish Prince named Theater/{{Hamlet}}, who not only sets about to ensnare his uncle [[VillainWithGoodPublicity King Claudius]], but even incorporates into his plans a [[MetaFiction play-within-a-play]] he dubs "[[Creator/AgathaChristie The Mousetrap]]." And half a millennium earlier still, "The Tale of the Three Apples" is a proto-DetectiveStory from [[Literature/ArabianNights The Book of One Thousand and One Nights]] -- - which makes "The Tale of the Three Apples" the Ur-Example of the DetectiveStory, or at least a possible candidate. However, Theatre/OedipusRex, first performed in 429 B.C., depicts Oedipus investigating the cause of the plague that has struck his realm.



* ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' provides a possible Ur-Example of the FemmeFatale, Ishtar -- and a hero who is somehow smart enough to recognize her as such!

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* ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' provides a possible Ur-Example of the FemmeFatale, Ishtar -- - and a hero who is somehow smart enough to recognize her as such!



* The TropeMaker for SecretIdentity is ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''. However, in medieval ChivalricRomance, several characters work in a menial position at a StandardRoyalCourt only to emerge as a KnightInShiningArmor at TheTourney, or in war: Robert the Devil, Gowther, Roswall in ''Roswall and Lillian''. (It also appears in FairyTales such as "Iron Hans" and "The Golden Crab" -- OralTradition making it hard to figure out when it first appeared.) With the armor serving the same purpose as a superhero's mask, only more plausibly, and the princess frequently falling in love with the hero and guessing his identity, the major difference is that the identity is only secret until he has saved the day three times, after which he is revealed.

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* The TropeMaker for SecretIdentity is ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''. However, in medieval ChivalricRomance, several characters work in a menial position at a StandardRoyalCourt only to emerge as a KnightInShiningArmor at TheTourney, or in war: Robert the Devil, Gowther, Roswall in ''Roswall and Lillian''. (It also appears in FairyTales such as "Iron Hans" and "The Golden Crab" -- - OralTradition making it hard to figure out when it first appeared.) With the armor serving the same purpose as a superhero's mask, only more plausibly, and the princess frequently falling in love with the hero and guessing his identity, the major difference is that the identity is only secret until he has saved the day three times, after which he is revealed.



* Despite technically being predated in publication by Superman, the Ur-Example for the FlyingBrick in superhero comics would be Namor the ComicBook/SubMariner. Superman couldn't fly until the forties (he could just jump ''really'' high or a ''really'' long way -- "able to leap tall buildings in a single bound", remember?), but Namor was airborne from day one.

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* Despite technically being predated in publication by Superman, the Ur-Example for the FlyingBrick in superhero comics would be Namor the ComicBook/SubMariner. Superman couldn't fly until the forties (he could just jump ''really'' high or a ''really'' long way -- - "able to leap tall buildings in a single bound", remember?), but Namor was airborne from day one.



* One film--the Creator/HaroldLloyd silent classic ''Film/TheFreshman'', in which Harold goes off to college and strives to become popular--might well be the Ur-Example for BigGame, BigManOnCampus, DeanBitterman, and PutMeInCoach.

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* One film--the film - the Creator/HaroldLloyd silent classic ''Film/TheFreshman'', in which Harold goes off to college and strives to become popular--might popular - might well be the Ur-Example for BigGame, BigManOnCampus, DeanBitterman, and PutMeInCoach.



* ''Film/NanookOfTheNorth'' is considered the Ur-Example of the NatureDocumentary, as well as the first major documentary film ever released. It allegedly documented the life of an Inuit tribesman living close to the Arctic circle. [[http://books.google.com/books?id=ZFZTUSikmFkC&pg=PA123&dq=Allakariallak+nanook+of+the+north&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2MCeUbquFsiMiAKo5YHABA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Allakariallak%20nanook%20of%20the%20north&f=false It was also]] one of the first examples of {{Kayfabe}}; Many of the most famous scenes were staged (mainly ones where they were confused by or didn't use modern technology), and Nanook wasn't even his real name -- it was Allakariallak.

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* ''Film/NanookOfTheNorth'' is considered the Ur-Example of the NatureDocumentary, as well as the first major documentary film ever released. It allegedly documented the life of an Inuit tribesman living close to the Arctic circle. [[http://books.google.com/books?id=ZFZTUSikmFkC&pg=PA123&dq=Allakariallak+nanook+of+the+north&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2MCeUbquFsiMiAKo5YHABA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Allakariallak%20nanook%20of%20the%20north&f=false It was also]] one of the first examples of {{Kayfabe}}; Many of the most famous scenes were staged (mainly ones where they were confused by or didn't use modern technology), and Nanook wasn't even his real name -- - it was Allakariallak.



* ''Literature/TheStarsMyDestination'' and to a lesser extent ''Literature/TheDemolishedMan'' and ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' prefigures {{cyberpunk}}--you have [[MegaCorp mega corps]], dark anti-heroes, and every thing you'd expect from the genre.

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* ''Literature/TheStarsMyDestination'' and to a lesser extent ''Literature/TheDemolishedMan'' and ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' prefigures {{cyberpunk}}--you {{cyberpunk}} - you have [[MegaCorp mega corps]], dark anti-heroes, and every thing you'd expect from the genre.



* The first modern MusicVideo is often (though not universally) considered to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA9tw_ohmhM this thing]] for Music/BobDylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" from ''Music/BringingItAllBackHome'', produced in 1965, which was filmed in the documentary ''Film/DontLookBack''. That depends on how one defines "modern," as the music videos of Music/TheBeatles (among others) predate this. So-called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illustrated_Songs illustrated songs]]" -- early precursors of the music video -- date back to the beginning of the 20th century, and "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_short musical shorts]]" were hugely popular by 1926, before the official end of the "silent" era of film.

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* The first modern MusicVideo is often (though not universally) considered to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA9tw_ohmhM this thing]] for Music/BobDylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" from ''Music/BringingItAllBackHome'', produced in 1965, which was filmed in the documentary ''Film/DontLookBack''. That depends on how one defines "modern," as the music videos of Music/TheBeatles (among others) predate this. So-called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illustrated_Songs illustrated songs]]" -- - early precursors of the music video -- - date back to the beginning of the 20th century, and "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_short musical shorts]]" were hugely popular by 1926, before the official end of the "silent" era of film.



*** Edward Gibbon's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_the_Decline_and_Fall_of_the_Roman_Empire History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire]]'', published in 1776, is the first ''modern'' historical work, and [[TropeCodifier largely codified]] the principles of historical research -- most notably, the use of primary sources.

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*** Edward Gibbon's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_the_Decline_and_Fall_of_the_Roman_Empire History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire]]'', published in 1776, is the first ''modern'' historical work, and [[TropeCodifier largely codified]] the principles of historical research -- - most notably, the use of primary sources.
17th Nov '16 3:51:10 AM Morgenthaler
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8th Nov '16 5:55:09 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' was released in 1994 by {{Creator/Konami}} for the [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine]]. It was the [[TropeCodifier revolutionizing dating sim]] that presented winnable girls with complex personalities and challenging standards to win their love. It also was the first galge ViralMarketing CashCowFranchise that series such as ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' and ''Franchise/TheIdolmaster'' would emulate in later years.

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* ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' was released in 1994 by {{Creator/Konami}} for the [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine]]. It was the [[TropeCodifier revolutionizing dating sim]] that presented winnable girls with complex personalities and challenging standards to win their love. It also was the first galge ViralMarketing CashCowFranchise that series such as ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' and ''Franchise/TheIdolmaster'' ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' would emulate in later years.
8th Nov '16 5:52:45 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[http://www.4gamer.net/weekly/charagame/006/charagame_006.shtml Graduation]] introduced [[TropeMakers the now common]] school setting and rival female classmates that is the ClicheStorm of the visual novel genre.

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* [[http://www.''[[http://www.4gamer.net/weekly/charagame/006/charagame_006.shtml Graduation]] Graduation]]'' introduced [[TropeMakers the now common]] school setting and rival female classmates that is the ClicheStorm of the visual novel genre.



* PrincessMaker was the first modern presentation of a galge with romantic elements aimed directly towards the player (released in 1991). It combined what were then experimental PC-9800 game concepts into a single title: anime inspired artwork, intricate character menus, heroine to player dialog, and multiple endings.
* TokimekiMemorial was released in 1994 by {{Creator/Konami}} for the [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine]]. It was the [[TropeCodifier revolutionizing dating sim]] that presented winnable girls with complex personalities and challenging standards to win their love. It also was the first galge ViralMarketing CashCowFranchise that series such as SakuraTaisen and TheIdolmaster would emulate in later years.

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* PrincessMaker ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker'' was the first modern presentation of a galge with romantic elements aimed directly towards the player (released in 1991). It combined what were then experimental PC-9800 game concepts into a single title: anime inspired artwork, intricate character menus, heroine to player dialog, and multiple endings.
* TokimekiMemorial ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' was released in 1994 by {{Creator/Konami}} for the [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine]]. It was the [[TropeCodifier revolutionizing dating sim]] that presented winnable girls with complex personalities and challenging standards to win their love. It also was the first galge ViralMarketing CashCowFranchise that series such as SakuraTaisen ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' and TheIdolmaster ''Franchise/TheIdolmaster'' would emulate in later years.
22nd Oct '16 7:46:41 AM Gemser
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* ''Film/GameOfDeath'' shows the first nunchaku vs. nunchaku fight in cinematic history.
18th Oct '16 7:54:36 PM nombretomado
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* The origin of the phrase EatTheRich dates back to around the time of TheFrenchRevolution, when Jean-Jacques Rousseau reportedly said, "When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich."

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* The origin of the phrase EatTheRich dates back to around the time of TheFrenchRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, when Jean-Jacques Rousseau reportedly said, "When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich."
23rd Sep '16 4:08:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* First popular animated cartoon character? ''WesternAnimation/GertieTheDinosaur'', from the WorldWarI era. First animated cartoon with an episodic narrative? An adaptation of ''Film/LittleNemoInSlumberland'', done just before the war. First animated cartoon of ''any'' kind? [[BreadEggsMilkSquick A mosquito bites a man in his sleep and sucks up so much blood that it explodes.]] (That's right, ''WesternAnimation/ItchyAndScratchy'' did not invent {{Gorn}} in animated cartoons.)

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* First popular animated cartoon character? ''WesternAnimation/GertieTheDinosaur'', from the WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI era. First animated cartoon with an episodic narrative? An adaptation of ''Film/LittleNemoInSlumberland'', done just before the war. First animated cartoon of ''any'' kind? [[BreadEggsMilkSquick A mosquito bites a man in his sleep and sucks up so much blood that it explodes.]] (That's right, ''WesternAnimation/ItchyAndScratchy'' did not invent {{Gorn}} in animated cartoons.)
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